#148. Lake Lal(l) and Mt. Agassiz - Uinta Range - Utah. 4.5 x 8.5, chromolithograph. Title on plate. This picture is Plate VIII in Clarence King's Systematic Geology, published in 1878. It is based on an oil sketch by Gilbert Munger done when he was guest artist with King's 40th Parallel Geological Survey. Munger was in this area with King in 1869. The plate is similar to a Survey photo by Timothy O'Sullivan from 1869 (see page 79 in American Frontiers: The Photographs of Timothy H. O'Sullivan, 1867-1874 by Snyder, Aperture Inc., Millerton NY, 1981). King named the lake after a friend of his sister. The lake is probably the one now known as Lake Ryder in the Middle Basin on the north side of the Mt. Agassiz (the leftmost peak). The plate closely matches painting #37. QFD 16. Image is a direct scan of the plate.
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